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Curly Hair Guide

Our Tight and Loose Kinks (Kinky Curly) are considered Medium-High Maintenance. THESE CURL PATTERNS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED. COLORING IT MEANS ADDITIONAL PROCESSING WHICH RESULTS IN THE HAIR BECOMING HIGH MAINTENANCE. Because the curls (Kinky Curly) are tightly coiled in nature, you are bound to get some tangling and some shedding. However, tangling should subside with water and conditioner and shedding will subside after first wash.

What to Expect at First Glance

  1. Minimal loose hair during your initial brush and first wash. This is due to extra loose hair that may have been caught up in the bundle during wefting. Loose hair should reduce considerably after the first or second wash.
  2. Length Consideration: Hair is measured when pulled straight. Approximate shrinkage while in curly state is 3.5
  3. Weft Consideration: You may get 4 half bundles or 1 full bundle. 4 half bundles totals 3.5 oz while 1 full bundle weighs 3.5 oz. 4 half bundles allows for placement flexibility during installation.
  4. You may have some difficulty running your hands through your curly hair at first. Your hair has been in transit and you will need to revive and activate the curls by shampooing and conditioning your hair. Tangling will subside with initial wash. Try not to disturb curls after washing in order to avoid frizziness

IMPORTANT NOTE

YOU SHOULD WASH YOUR EXTENSIONS BEFORE INSTALL. WASHING YOUR EXTENSIONS WILL ACTIVATE THE CURLS AND MAKE THE CURL PATTERN MORE UN-EVEN AND NATURAL LOOKING. YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO DETECT ANY ISSUES DURING WASH. IF YOU DETECT ANY ISSUES, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY.


Should I seal my wefts?
It is not required to seal your wefts before installation, however it is a good practice in order to for your extensions to withstand the combing, brushing, sewing needle punctures that may occur over time. A common weft sealer used by many is the Aleene's stop fray which can be gotten from any local fabric store. You can also purchase weft sealers from any company that offers them over the internet.

How and when should I wash my hair?
Depending on how long you wear your extensions/lace wigs, we suggest once every 2 weeks or co-wash once a week. Below are suggestions on how to wash your hair.
  1. Twist or braid hair into 4 - 6 big braids
  2. Use a generous amount of shampoo and conditioner while washing in a soft downward stroke.
  3. Do no rustle your hair in a ball or bunch the hair together while washing. This will result into serious tangling.
  4. Run water through the hair in a downward motion to rinse.
  5. To define curls, apply a generous amount of curl definer and brush through the hair with a Denman Brush.
  6. Try not to disturb curls after styling to avoid frizziness
  7. Air Dry or use a blow dryer with a diffuser end in warm setting.
Dealing with Dryness and Shedding
Dryness is a common issue with hair extensions because the hair is no longer receiving a coat of sebum, or oils produced by our skin, from our sebaceous glands. The lack of sebum also contributes to more hair friction resulting in more breakage and hair loss.
Accordingly, we need to add moisture to hair units for manageability and refrain from certain practices that make this issue even worse. This is why we recommend against dying the hair if it has already been processed for a curl/wavy/relaxed texture or for a color. The additional process strips the hair of moisture even further.
Applying excessive heat, washing the hair too frequently and using products with drying agents like alcohol are big NO NO's. Remember, this is human hair and prone to damage just like naturally growing hair. The more processed the hair, the drier it will be.
Dryness and friction can lead to brittle hair that sheds frequently so extra steps are needed to preserve the life of your extension. To prevent excessive shedding, here are some suggested steps you should take:
  1. Use mild shampoos that are not harsh on the hair and follow with a conditioner.
  2. Refrain from using blow-dryers as the hair is best air-dried. However, you can use a diffuser attachment with a warm setting
  3. If the hair is on a unit, place the wig flat to dry or hang on a mannequinn head to dry. If the hair is sewn in, pile your hair up on top of your head like a pineapple and Wrap hair with a cotton head-scarf
  4. Refrain from touching hair or playing with the hair too often. This will cause frizziness.
  5. Use a Denman brush if you must brush/comb the hair.
  6. Avoid over-using heating appliances like flat irons and curling irons. Just as with naturally growing hair, excessive heat will cause dryness, split ends and breakage.

What products should I use?
We recommend any of the products identified below. You are free to use any shampoo and conditioner or products of your choice. These are suggested products used by our Beta Testers which has worked very well for them.
  1. ABBA moisture shampoo and conditioner
  2. Sillicon Mix shampoo and conditioner
  3. Herbal Essence Totally Twisted shampoo and conditioner
  4. Creme of Nature Lemongrass and Rosemary Leave-in Conditioner
  5. Shea Moisture curl products.
  6. Castor Oil
  7. Pure Virgin Olive Oil

Bed Time Care/Daily Care

  1. When going to bed, use the pineapple method to hold hair up in a high bun and wrap with a scarf
  2. Upon waking up, undo the ponytail and style as desire. You may spray hair with a water bottle and brush through section by section using a Denman Brush or wide tooth comb starting from the roots to the tips.
  3. Scrunch gently or use a diffuser attachment with warm setting to dry hair.
Can I color my hair?
This hair has been processed for a curl, so we strongly recommend against coloring the hair. This is because dying/coloring the hair takes moisture away from the hair thereby leaving it dry. However, if you must color the hair, you can use permanent color, semi-permanent color, and rinses on the hair just as you would your natural hair. However, note that repetitive coloring or perming will damage the hair just as it would damage your own natural hair.
Can I swim in my hair?
You can swim in your hair, however wear a swim cap in order to avoid contact with chlorine/salt which is commonly found in the pool. Chlorine/sale will make the hair dry and brittle. You should still plan on washing your hair after swimming.